August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination. A point of emphasis is the protection of infants through vaccination of pregnant women.
School sports offer children an opportunity to improve their physical fitness, develop teamwork and problem-solving skills, enhance their self-confidence, and establish a meaningful connection with their school.
When e-cigarettes were introduced in 2006, they were hailed as a healthier alternative to cigarette smoking. Potentially, smokers could substitute e-cigarettes for traditional cigarettes as a way to quit smoking.
Now that school is out for the summer, parents must make daytime arrangements for their children. Many parents will face the question of whether to have their child stay home alone for some or all of the day.
The CDC recommends that all children receive flu vaccine every year. Once children reach 2 years of age, children have the option of a flu shot or a nasal spray flu vaccine; many parents and children prefer the nasal spray.